Safer Spaces: Supporting the Role of Beauty Professionals in a Community Response to Violence Against Women
Kentville, Nova Scotia
This project will provide beauty professionals such as hairdressers, aestheticians, and nail and lash technicians in rural Nova Scotia with training on how to respond when clients disclose experiences of gender-based violence. This is essential because negative social reactions to disclosures can impede healing and deter individuals from seeking help. Local beauty professionals have asked organizations involved in this project for information to assist them in supporting clients who have disclosed abuse. This project will equip members of this professional sector to respond in supportive ways.